I watched the documentary "Earthlings" a few days ago. I have been eating a vegan diet for 8 weeks not and last week I was STRUGGLING. I am not going to lie, I was hungover saturday morning, woke up and drank a half litre of milk. Wups. I don't even like milk that much. Darn alcohol.
ANYWAY that set off cravings.... I was daydreaming of a quarter pounder with cheese. Isn't that shameful [I didn't actually cave in!]. I had temporarily lost my "new way of thinking" as I describe it. Awareness of the cruelty, that was making it so easy for me to stick to a vegan diet. I needed re-motivation.
So I watched Earthlings - a documentary I had seen reccommended by some vegans. And oh my, I got my motivation back. It was shocking, distressing, gruesome, horrific, heartbreaking...... I cried... sobbed [I'm not a crier....It's been a while!].
If anyone is losing motivation, you need to watch this. In fact I think every human being should have to watch this, and THEN they can decide whether to keep using animal products or not.
However, I told 2 veggie friends and neither had watched it because they were too afraid to..... I get that it's really extreme and harsh but it's reality, innit?
Has anyone seen it? What do you make of it? Would you reccommend it to others?
I have to admit that I am one of those people that is afraid to watch any of these shows ... I have heard alot about them and I tell non-vegans about them but I don't want those images to haunt me. I don't want that to be the reality, I want the kind life to be the reality. I understand that is putting my head in the sand but at the moment that's where I'm at ... one day I will watch them I'm sure but for now, Alicia's book and looking through endless vegan websites provides all the motivation I need!
I watched this last night to find motivation to at least bring me closer to trying a full on vegan diet, and dang, it worked. I cried and sobbed. It was horrible to watch and now I feel a world of guilt for ever eating meat in the place. I'm so mad! I'm telling all my friends about it today!
My hubby and I watched it, and he immediately went vegan. (I was 80% vegan at the time, but went vegan after that.) We both sobbed through the entire thing...it was draining and awful, but it is what I remember when I am tempted to stray.
I can't get anybody else to watch it...if more people did, they would surely be at least vegetarian. I would hope. People know what goes on is horrific, they just want to keep eating their burgers and porkchops and pretend it doesn't.